"Geoff Ward is a journalist, author and musician who lives in Somerset, England. He has been writing the weekly Mysterious West page in the Western Daily Press newspaper since the autumn of 2004, and has a weekly programme of the same name on Glastonbury Radio, the new online station.
"In 2006, his book, Spirals: The Pattern of Existence, was published with an introduction by the best-selling author Colin Wilson, with whom Geoff has a website project running. Geoff has a deep and lifelong interest in earth mysteries, literature, psychology, philosophy and the ancient wisdom. He has an Hons degree in English and is currently studying for his MA.
"Geoff will be talking about the researches that led to his book, showing how spiral energy fields are all around us and within us, patterning our very existence, from microcosm to macrocosm, determining structures from the tiny vortices of sub-atomic particles and the DNA molecule to the awesome 'island universes' of galaxies where stars are born and the conditions for life created.
"The protean spiral is nature's most favoured pattern of growth and most efficacious deployer of its energy - life-inducing, life-protecting and life-supporting. It is also the age-old intuitive symbol of spiritual development and our identity with the universe found in societies throughout history."